Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa

Media and cultural diversity

The Pacific Journalism Review: Te Koakoa is a peer-reviewed journal examining media issues and communication in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Founded by Professor David Robie in 1994 at the University of Papua New Guinea, it was later published at the University of the South Pacific. PJR was published between 2007 and 2020 by the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology. From 2021 it is being published by Asia Pacific Media Network in association with Tuwhera Publishing at AUT and the University of the South Pacific Journalism Programme. PJR is a ranked journal with DOAJ, SCOPUS metrics and Web of Science.

Current edition: Media change, adaptation and culture - 28(1&2) 2022
Next PJR edition 29(1) 2023: Call for open themed papers - Deadline March 31, 2023

Cover: A Bougainvillean woman in a still from Ophir, a controversial documentary about the matriarchal society's struggle against mining and for independence. Article by Wendy Bacon and Nicole Gooch.


PJR February 2017 launch


NZ’s Parliament siege, ‘disinformation war’, kava and media change featured in latest PJR



Detail of an image from the kava photoessay in this edition by Todd Henry.

investigative articles on Aotearoa New Zealand’s 23-day Parliament protester siege, social media disinformation and Asia-Pacific media changes and adaptations are featured in the latest Pacific Journalism Review.

The assault on “truth telling” reportage is led by The Disinformation Project, which warns that “conspiratorial thought continues to impact on the lives and actions of our communities”, and alt-right video researcher Byron C Clark.

Read more about NZ’s Parliament siege, ‘disinformation war’, kava and media change featured in latest PJR

Current Issue

Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 (2022): Media change, adaptation and culture
Published: 28-07-2022
PJR 28(1and2) cover icon

Edition editors: Philip Cass, Khairiah A. Rahman and David Robie

This edition of Pacific Journalism Review draws on the focus of the Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) conference hosted at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in November 2021. The themed articles 'echo those who cherish freedom of the press and truth'. In what is described as 'an age of growing hate, intolerance and disinformation', the need to hold the line against a 'disinfodemic' of distortion and falsehood is even more vital. The edition also carries a Frontline section of four articles about Aotearoa New Zealand's unprecedented 23-day siege of Parliament by anti-vaccination and conspiracy theorist protesters, including research by The Disinformation Project. The Photoessay features the growing kava culture with a series of evocative images by Todd Henry.

Editor: Philip Cass
Associate and founding editor: David Robie
Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon
Assistant editors: Khairiah A. Rahman, Nicole Gooch
Reviews editors: Philip Cass, Nicole Gooch
Online edition editor: David Robie
Designer: Del Abcede
Proof reader: Linnéa Eltes
Cover design: Del Abcede
Cover photo: Todd Henry
Tuwhera OJS online support: Luqman Hayes and Donna Coventry
Print edition: PinkLime


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